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Passion Week 2019 | Good Friday

  Passion Week | Good Friday   Scott Newberry shares reflections from Luke 22:47 – 23:56 Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Provide everyone in your family with plain paper and different coloured pens/pencils. Explain that the passage that we are reading today is a long passage. Whilst everyone is… Read More

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Passion Week 2019 | Thursday

  Passion Week | Thursday   Caroline Ellwood shares reflections from Matthew 26:20-35. Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read second part of ‘The Servant King’ from pages 291 to 292 of The Jesus Storybook Bible. 2) Share a ‘Passover Meal’ together. Discuss what different parts of the meal represent… Read More

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Passion Week 2019 | Wednesday

  Passion Week | Wednesday   Nick Spear shares reflections from Luke 22:1-13 Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read the passage from Luke 22:1-13. Discuss – how is Jesus the perfect Passover Lamb? 2) Find out what is part of a Passover meal. Just as Jesus’ disciples made preparations… Read More

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Passion Week 2019 | Tuesday

  Passion Week | Tuesday   Ann Rowsell shares reflections from Mark 12:28-34. Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read the passage from Mark 12:28-34. 2) Memory verse: Mark 12:30-31. Learn this verse by singing the song and doing the actions to the Seeds Family Worship song ‘Greatest Commandment’ www.kck.fyi/sing…. Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Saturday 19th

    Saturday 19th | Hearing From God Dave Rowsell   Dave encourages us to really wait on God as we worship, pray, journal etc. What’s God been saying this week, how is he helping you to prioritise Him this year? Where do you sense his leading for the Church?   Listen below or right… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Thursday 17th

    Thursday 17th | Kingston & Alpha Pete Rodrigues   Pete inspires us to pray for Kingston and our upcoming Alpha course, that it may have a great impact on our Borough.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us know what you feel God is saying to you… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Wednesday 16th

    Wednesday 16th | Church Mike Thorne   What a wonderful thing it is to be in a church family. Mike helps us to pray for our brothers and sisters, united as we are in Christ. Pray that we may grow in love and commitment to each other. Pray for our leaders at King’s… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Tuesday 15th

    Tuesday 15th | Family Ellen Spear   Ellen helps us to pray and fast for the family we’ve been born into and the one we may have formed. Let’s also think about how others can be included in our family.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us… Read More

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From Kingston to Ireland to Czechia

By Pete & Michelle Foster Between 1998 and 1999, while I was studying at Kingston University, God gave me a very clear sense that one day I would live in Ireland. Two years later I met and married Michelle who is from Czechia. When we got together we made a deal that when God called… Read More

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From Kingston to Frankfurt

by Esther Crook After giving my life to Jesus on the King’s church Kingston Alpha course 9 years ago, I developed an almost instant fascination for anything related to international mission. Thinking back, I don’t think I even really had a clue what this entailed, but I made up my mind that someday I wanted… Read More

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Reaching the Nations

By John Ford When hearing the words, “Go and make disciples of all nations”, they can be overwhelming. The question that springs to mind is this; what does it mean for a community in Kingston to be involved in the gospel going to the nations of the world? What is our part to play? Personally,… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 9

    Tuesday 18th The Nations – John Ford   John helps us to pray for the nations and highlights a few specifics for the Middle Eastern nation where they live as a family.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us know what you feel God is saying to… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 8

    Monday 17th Our Nation – Anna Thomas   Anna helps us pray for our nation and for the church’s impact in the UK.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us know what you feel God is saying to you for the church, by emailing stories[at]kingschurch.com

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 6

    Saturday 15th Andrew Smith   Andrew encourages us to reflect on the week so far and simply pray as the Holy Spirit leads.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us know what you feel God is saying to you for the church, by emailing stories[at]kingschurch.com

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 4

    Thursday 13th | Kingston & Alpha Janine Willson   Janine inspires us to pray for our upcoming Alpha course, that it may have a great impact on our Borough.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us know what you feel God is saying to you for the church,… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 3

    Wednesday 12th | Family Faustina Edward   What a wonderful thing it is to be in a church family. Faustina helps us to pray for our brothers and sisters, united as we are in Christ. Pray that we may grow in love and commitment to each other. Pray for our leaders at King’s… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Day 2

    Tuesday 11th | Family Ben Woodcraft   Ben helps us to pray and fast for the family we’ve been born into and the one we may have formed. Let’s also think about how others can be included in our family.   Listen below or right click here to download.   Respond: Let us… Read More

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A place to call ‘Home’.

written by Jo Collison   I didn’t tell many people that I would be going to the Leadership conference because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t actually lead anything at King’s Church. I’ve also never been to a New Ground event despite being a part of New Ground for nearly ten years, so I entered… Read More

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A Different Kind of Builder

written by Peter Willson   On April 8th this year Tim Robertson from Compassion gave us the example of the Good Samaritan from Luke Chapter 10 as someone who was prepared to use his resources for the benefit of others. When looking at the battered form of the man on the road to Jericho, Tim… Read More

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Passion Week | Thursday

  Passion Week | Thursday   Emeka Okorocha shares reflections from Matthew 26:20-35. Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read second part of ‘The Servant King’ from pages 291 to 292 of The Jesus Storybook Bible. 2) Share a ‘Passover Meal’ together. Discuss what different parts of the meal represent… Read More

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Passion Week | Wednesday

  Passion Week | Wednesday   Katie Thorn shares reflections from Luke 22:1-13 Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read the passage from Luke 22:1-13. Discuss – how is Jesus the perfect Passover Lamb? 2) Find out what is part of a Passover meal. Just as Jesus’ disciples made preparations… Read More

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Passion Week | Tuesday

  Passion Week | Tuesday   Tim Arnold shares reflections from Mark 12:28-34. Listen below or right click here to download.   Family Ideas: 1) Read the passage from Mark 12:28-34. 2) Memory verse: Mark 12:30-31. Learn this verse by singing the song and doing the actions to the Seeds Family Worship song ‘Greatest Commandment’ www.kck.fyi/sing…. Read More

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Passion Week | Monday

  Passion Week | Monday   Anna Harris shares reflections from Mark 11:12-19. Listen below or right click here to download. Family Ideas: 1) Read the passage from Mark 11:12-19. 2) Discuss – what do both of these events tell us about some of the things that Jesus is passionate about? How can we be fruitful… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Saturday

  Saturday | Your World.   John talks to us about God’s heart for every nation. When we talk about the nations, we often talk about going, giving and praying. Today is the chance to pray for our world. Read: Matt 28:18-20, Matt 9:35-38 Pray: Pray for God’s Kingdom to be extended across the earth. Pray for… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Friday

  Friday | Your Nation.   Rachel moves our focus to the UK. We have so much to be thankful for in our country, but we live in a nation full of turmoil and hurt. Hear how the Gospel is good news to UK and how we might start to see change. Read: 2 Chronicles 7:14,… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Wednesday

  Wednesday | Your Church Family.   Ehi takes us through this key scripture and helps us draw out four points: 1) The body is a unit. 2) Each part contributes to the whole. 3) Each part is vitally connected to the others. 4) Each gift is appointed by God. Read: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Pray: Pray… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Tuesday

  Tuesday | You and Your Family.   Peter helps us to pray for our families. Parents, children, brothers & sisters; we have all been brought into God’s family and we can now reflect God’s love and grace to our own families. Read: Romans 8:15-17 Pray: Thank God for your relationship with Him. Thank Him for… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Saturday

  Listen to Saturday’s Podcast.   Empowered: Pete Benton concludes our week by empowering us to engage with our world. READ: Matthew 28:16-19 PRAY: Pray for God’s Kingdom to be extended across the earth. Pray that God would break your heart for the nations and for those that don’t know God. Ask God to show you… Read More

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Prayer & Fasting | Wednesday

  Listen to Wednesday’s Podcast.   Encounter: Andrew Brand looks at what it really means to take up your cross and how encountering Jesus really is life changing. READ: Mark 8:34 PRAY: Are there areas of your life that you haven’t surrendered fully to God? What does denying yourself look like? Surrender your heart to God and… Read More

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Blaze | After School Club!

by Heather Hannington For the first half of the Summer Term, Louise and I ran 6 weeks of an After School Club (Blaze) at Kingston Community School. Our aim for the club was to give children a fun after school experience and also introduce them to Jesus and His love.   We began each session with an activity… Read More

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Devoted

Written by Kate Goddard   On Saturday 22nd April, I struggled out of the house, past whining children (mummy! Why do you have to go out mum??!) and breakfast debris, running far later than I had planned… I then battled with delayed buses and roadworks before arriving at Everyday Church Kingston for the Devoted women’s… Read More

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Coffee, Cake & Candlelight | The Marriage Course

Written by Nnamdi Bolu Very simply, in my own experience, the key to a fulfilling marriage is continuous learning AND applying what you learnt! Before getting married about 8 years ago, I thought I knew all about marriage and was very confident it was going to be a walk in the park. My solution to… Read More

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The Journey | Friday

Listen: Mo Halloum takes us through Friday’s podcast. Listen below or right-click here to download. Read | Luke 22:47 – 23:56 Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 47 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus… Read More

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The Journey | Thursday

Listen: Heather Hannington takes us through Thursday’s podcast. Listen below or right-click here to download. Read | Luke 22:7-46 The Passover with the Disciples 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may… Read More

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The Journey | Wednesday

Read | Luke 21:38 – 22:6 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him. The Plot to Kill Jesus 22 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death,… Read More

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The Journey | Tuesday

Read | Luke 20:9-18 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants 9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. 10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him… Read More

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Newday 2016 Review

  285 first time commitments to Jesus. 231 verified healings. Over £120,000 given to church planting around the world! God is at work in the lives of a generation of young people and Newday 2017 was testament to that. On Monday August 1st we set off with 9 young people, a bunch of leaders and… Read More

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Founders’ Day at Kingston Community School

Yesterday Kingston Community School (KCS) celebrated their Founders’ Day with an assembly for the children’s families and guests who have supported the school in its first year. I was lucky enough to be invited along with Catherine Joseph (governor), Philip Ellwood, Peter Holmes (vicar of St Peter’s), Andrea Craig (local Councillor) and James Berry our… Read More

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Early Birds

When Dan and Ross approached the church office with their proposal for providing better coffee at a better price and with a better conscience than we were getting from the university on a Sunday morning, we were intrigued. As we chatted to them about it it became clear that this wasn’t just a whim, they were truly… Read More

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Rise up, take courage and do it

At the start of this month 12 young people, 11 adults, 6 tents, and more chocolate brownies than you can count, packed up and left Kingston upon Thames, to join thousands of others around the country, for Newday! Newday is a week-long camp that provides the opportunity for young people to get to know God… Read More

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Does God heal today?

As a church, we are firmly convinced that God’s healing power was not limited to Bible times. We often pray for healing for one another in our midst because we believe He still heals today. We don’t often have the opportunity to share the results of our prayers for healing, so here, for your encouragement,… Read More

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Back to Iraq

In late August 2014 Tearfund made the corporate decision to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by the rise of the Islamic State, and in September 2014 I was deployed as part of an assessment team to determine what role Tearfund could play in alleviating the suffering of displaced people. It became clear very quickly… Read More

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In Kingston for Kingston – an interview with Paul McArdle

You’ve been a key part of King’s Church since its very beginning – what was it like in those early, pioneering days? It was fantastic. There were 28 of us, and everybody was on the frontline, which I really liked. Everybody was busy doing everything. There was a really close community: everybody was in it… Read More

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God Out Of The Box

Newday – the Newfrontiers youth camp – is a rather spectacular monster. I’m sure those who have been going for years have seen it grow and stayed fairly comfortable on the whole thing, but for those of us that turned up to the Norfolk Showground for the first time (or the second time in my… Read More

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Fun, Food and Church Family – Ashburnham 2015

I have recently booked my tickets to Ashburnham 2015. I went to the first ‘New Ground’ conference two years ago and it was absolutely fantastic! For me, it was one of those key weekends where God speaks and does amazing things in you. I was so encouraged and spurred on! The teaching, worship, ministry times,… Read More

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Making an Impact

Each year we participate in an internship programme called Impact. Run by the New Ground network of churches that we are part of, this ten-month programme offers a young person work experience in the church office, ministry experience in the church, and outstanding theological training. Our ‘Impacter’ this year has been Jess Gill. Half way… Read More

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Being Albert McMakin

In 1934 a young farm worker called Albert McMakin (great name!) invited one of his friends to hear a travelling evangelist (Mordecai Ham – ditto!). The friend had turned down several invitations from other friends before, but this time he accepted. Something about the preacher’s words caught his attention, and he went back the next… Read More

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Who Do You Think You Are?

I am Thor, a paladin, the colour red, a Labrador, Sherlock Holmes and Raphael (the turtle, not the painter). At least that’s what Facebook quizzes tell me. Obviously most of us who take these little personality tests don’t attach too much weight to them, but they’re incredibly popular anyway. Presumably, part of the appeal is… Read More

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A Journey Towards Healing

Three years ago I found myself moving to Kingston to study for my Masters in Composing Music for Film and Television. Growing up I attended a couple of fairly traditional churches in Scotland, and so when I went along to King’s Church in Kingston, it was a quite different experience for me to see how… Read More

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Rediscovering Joy

My high school years were filled with a great joy and a great passion for God. After becoming a Christian in my early teens, I knew that God loved me, and knowing His love for me permeated everything I did. I became a more joyful version of myself. I continued to like all the same… Read More

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Rescued From Rock Bottom

I first decided there was a God when I was 13 – I was on a family holiday and there was a hurricane coming, so I prayed in desperation and when I woke up the next day, it had changed course overnight. I thought: ‘OK, there’s a God.’ But I kind of moved on with… Read More